拜登迟到圣诞树点灯仪式; 人群要求重做掌声

LL Cool J在圣诞树点灯仪式上介绍了总统和第一夫人, 但是人群等了将近两分钟才让这对夫妇出来.

A video shows the rapper introducing the pair as music plays. As the crowd stands up, 然而, the president and first lady are nowhere in sight.

英格拉姆: BIDEN FOCUSED ON PLEASING THE MEDIA, NOT AMERICANS

President Biden speaks as first lady Jill Biden listens during the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, 直流电, 星期四, 十二月. 2, 2021.

President Biden speaks as first lady Jill Biden listens during the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, 直流电, 星期四, 十二月. 2, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

After a few minutes, LL Cool J tells the audience theyare going to do it againwhile someone else could be heard asking for applause.

The president and first lady were then greeted by a cheering crowd as they welcomed everyone to the Christmas tree lightening on the Ellipse, south of the White House.

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2021 with the attendance of President Biden in Washington, 直流电, 在十二月. 2, 2021.

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2021 with the attendance of President Biden in Washington, 直流电, 在十二月. 2, 2021. ( Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Biden expressed his gratitude to the service members and their families. He remembered those who died from the pandemic.

我们. 总统拜登, 剩下, and First Lady Jill Biden attend the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, 直流电, 我们。, 星期四, 十二月. 2, 2021.

我们. 总统拜登, 剩下, and First Lady Jill Biden attend the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, 直流电, 我们。, 星期四, 十二月. 2, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

His speech ended with optimism for the future.

And as we look out across the country with the promise of a new year ahead, we know this: We are a great nation because [的] you — the American people,” 总统说. “You are a good people. And because of you, we will never be more optimistic about the future. You’ve made me so optimistic I can’t — I tell you whatwe have so much ahead of us.

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